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Is OK COMPUTER THE GREATEST ROCK ALBUM?
Old 14th June 2006
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Is OK COMPUTER THE GREATEST ROCK ALBUM?

Is OK Computer the greatest rock album or just hype?
Old 14th June 2006
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"Greatest"?? I don't know about that...
"GREAT"?? Definitely.
Old 14th June 2006
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Depends who you ask. If you ask me no - but it's in the top 100.
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I can only speak for myself.

I love OK Computer. One of the best rock albums I've ever heard. Is it the best ever? Better than works by The Beatles, Stones, Who, Kinks, etc etc etc???

Hmmm, dunno, don't think so.
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Why is it so good? What makes it that good, in your (anyone's) opinion.

I have it and have heard it, but it hasn't impressed me to that degree. I'll admit to having missed something.
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No. What is the point of this thread?

Is Orange the best colour ever? Or is it Green?
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Why does it have to be either "the greatest" or "just hype"?

I say it's really ****ing good. Ranking albums is for SPIN magazine.
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Originally Posted by Methlab
Why does it have to be either "the greatest" or "just hype"?

I say it's really ****ing good. Ranking albums is for SPIN magazine.

Gimme five. I totally agree.

Besides, I think Radiohead's best is "Amnesiac".
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is purple the best color? is chocolate the best ice cream?!?...wrong forum dude.
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Originally Posted by Scinx
No. What is the point of this thread?

Is Orange the best colour ever? Or is it Green?
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One, orange is clearly better than green. If you can't see that, then you should just hang yourself.

Two, "OK Computer" is one of my favorite albums, so it's great.

Check and mate.
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Originally Posted by Scinx
No. What is the point of this thread?

Is Orange the best colour ever? Or is it Green?
NO!!!! Burnt Sienna is the best color...

as for OK Computer its great to me but the greatest ever... who knows?
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No... sorry but not at all.
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Its by far the absolute greatest rock record ever made in the history of all rock records ever to be made by a rock band that made a rock record!

Just ask Jack Black
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I don't really consider it rock.
It's......well.........RADIOHEAD!!!!!!

I think everything the band has ever done is ingenious but I wouldn't really narrow their style down to rock.
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Originally Posted by Scinx
No. What is the point of this thread?

Is Orange the best colour ever? Or is it Green?
Thats great.

As for the album, I have no f*ing clue as I've never listened to it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by chrispick
One, orange is clearly better than green. If you can't see that, then you should just hang yourself.
Can I get a pass on hangin myself as I am color deficient and those 2 look the same most of the time to me.
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Originally Posted by henryrobinett
Why is it so good? What makes it that good, in your (anyone's) opinion.

I have it and have heard it, but it hasn't impressed me to that degree. I'll admit to having missed something.
Took me 4 or 5 listens to get into it.

It isn't breaking new ground, but it does really get me excited. Not many "modern" rock albums do. Seems like there's a bit of a post-punk/passion-pants rock-thing happening, al la U2/Bunnymen/Sound. Perhaps not. It is a great sounding record that's for sure.

One thing I'll say: there's one track about 3 or so from the end..... Electioneering IIRC. I'm not sure what they were thinking when they put that on the album. Drives me nuts.
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Is OK Computer the greatest rock album or just hype?

No... Highway to Hell is the greatest rock album
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...and kids, as this thread goes to show, don't smoke crack
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Can I get a pass on hangin myself as I am color deficient and those 2 look the same most of the time to me.
I meant to type "hang your laundry yourself." Or so my lawyer advises me to state.
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Originally Posted by chris24
Is OK Computer the greatest rock album
No......simple as that.
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When I get up in the morning and remember who I am and what I'm trying to do, OK Computer has been and continues to be THE ENEMY. It is the mark on the wall I stand next to. A poster of the cover hangs opposite my bed. It's been my greatest inspiration and a constant reminder of my inadequacies. Sonically, sort of, maybe not. "Everything Else", definitely.

I was, like, 15 when that record came out, to provide some perspective to my gushing.

Best rock album ever? I dunno, whatever.
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There is no subjective, only the objective, and yes, OK Computer is objectively the best rock album ever. Even my grandma likes it.......not really.
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It's a brilliant revision/repackaging/regurgitation of BeBopDelux's catalog.

HOHOHO.

Kidding!!! Kidding!!!

I'm sure it's amazing. It's just the whole 'vibe' and 'approach' reminded me of those 1975-1978 English "ProgPop era" bands to no end. 10cc. Roxy Music. Etc.

Not that that's a bad thing......

Sorry. I'm older than the hills and showing it.

OK. Loggin off now in utter disgrace.

...

SM.
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They are one band I really can't get into. I've tried and tried but I really can't stand them. I saw them live (many years ago) when they had a single, "Creep". Now that song really kicks ass!! But I've heard nothing like it since then.

Can anyone point me to any uptempo tracks that really ROCK like Creep?

Their newer stuff that I heard sounds wimpy and whinny.

Then again, I don't like Coldplay either.

I'm thinking AC/DC, Van Halen, LedZep, Stones or Floyd for best rock record.
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In mind of the music I record and make and listen to, I'm supposed to like radiohead more than I do. I do think OK Computer is their best record, so that's something I guess.
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Originally Posted by Nu Mixer
Can anyone point me to any uptempo tracks that really ROCK like Creep?
Sure. Buy "The Bends" from Radiohead. Plenty of kick-your-ass rock guitars and not nearly as many synths as they're using now. An awesome album.

OK Computer as the best rock album ever? Sure. I've never been afraid to say so. But is it "rock"? I don't know about that. If I HAD to be stripped of all my albums but one, I'd probably pick OK Computer as the one I'd get to keep. Some people don't get OK Computer, or Radiohead, and that's cool. Some people would pick Stryper as the greatest rock band, so to each his own.
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One, orange is clearly better than green. If you can't see that, then you should just hang yourself.
Oooh, are we going to get into an old-school discussion of what color tissue paper to hang over the NS10 tweeters?

That would be really old school.

It would be a vintage thread. A thread with lots of warmth and punch and presence.

JSL
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Is OK Computer the greatest rock album or just hype?

No and no
Old 14th June 2006
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Originally Posted by chris24
Is OK Computer the greatest rock album or just hype?
Silly question, there isn't any one greatest rock album..
But,Yes.it's an absolutely great record..

.. F*CK hype ..it's all about what YOU think is great and what gets you off.
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